Joinery - saving on timber waste disposal and heating cost

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This research information sheet investigates how a bespoke joinery business worked with local farmers and altered their waste management process to become not only greener, but also more cost efficient.

Using joinery firm J Hodgson & Sons as a case study, this sheet looks at how an agreement with local farmers to take their wood chippings and an investment in a wood fuelled boiler saved them £5000 per year on waste timber storage costs while also reducing their heating costs by around £1200 per year.

Contents:

  • The achievement
  • Background
  • The wood waste problem
  • Dealing with wood chip waste
  • Solving the solid timber waste problem

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